Wellness is the complete integration of body, mind and spirit – the recognition that everything we do effects our state of well-being’.
Through Mother Nature we see how all of life is interconnected. – watercolour
To change one fraction of a painting, – changes the whole painting. This is true for life….to change one small part of ourselves, (positively or negatively), changes the whole.
Adding 15 minutes of movement can change our whole day. (running a marathon is not necessary)
Clearing the space in which we live, can clear our minds…
Without establishing simple routines, our need to be creative can be neglected.
When we begin to address these simple needs we experience a sense of wellbeing.
This watercolour exercise demonstrates that as we change one small portion of a painting, or ourselves, everything changes.
All the pure whites you see here are ‘dry white paper’. I am sketching with brush and watercolour allowing some areas to bleed. This is very quick…don’t overthink things – simply allow the paint to flow. There is no right or wrong way to do this.
In this frame I have added a mix of burnt Sienna and prussian blue for the dark area at the bottom of the painting. Using a knife I have scraped out some of the paint while it is still wet. All the remaining white areas are ‘Dry White Paper’As we make positive simple changes, stress is replaced with a calmness which supports the whole. This is holistic well-being.
Note I have moved the light and darker purples around the painting…in order to achieve a sense of rhythm and balance.
Make sure to begin with a simple daily plan.
15 minutes of creative playfulness can change everything.
Enjoy the weekend. Janet 🙂